The FW.45 is a flexible 450-470MHz whip antenna with a SMA type (M) connector for outdoor use. It features excellent efficiency (>70%) and peak gain (>1 dBi) at 450-470MHz on a 30×30 cm ground plane. Common applications are smart metering, gateways, wireless monitoring, and mesh networks. The FW.45 has an excellent omnidirectional radiation pattern, ensuring wide coverage. The antennas high efficiency means that it allows your radio to consume less power than with a lower efficiency antenna when transferring data. It also means a better signal strength and better sensitivity in areas of low signal levels.
The antenna performs at its best while attached to a ground plane with dimensions of at least 30×30 cm. For an environment where there is no ground-plane available we recommend to use the fiberglass omni OMB.450 antenna. The FW.45 whip is made of a flexible inner steel core covered by PE so it is extremely resistant to abrasion and maintains its original shape and RF performance even after shock. This rugged design and IP67 rating on the housing ensure high reliability. This antenna comes with SMA(M) connector as standard. Other custom variants can be provided subject to NRE and MOQ. Contact your regional Taoglas office for details.